Monkey in My Chair is a program originally developed in honor of Chloe Watson Feyerherm for pre-school and elementary aged children who are away from school because of a cancer diagnosis. Through the program, each child is provided with a FREE ”monkey kit” which includes a big stuffed monkey that takes their place in school when they are unable to be there. The kits include the monkey with a backpack, a book to help teachers explain to students the situation their classmate is facing and how it affects them, teacher companion guide, along with other items that can be utilized by the child and/or their classmates.
Only children who are battling cancer are eligible to receive a free Monkey In My Chair kit. Due to the mass number of kit requests they receive, if they are unable to fulfill your request immediately, you will be placed on a waiting list.